Rolling Stones To Finally Retire In 2013?
Band allegedly wants to hang it up after performing at U.K. music festival in 2013
Could it be? Will The Rolling Stones finally retire? Though skeptics will scoff, The Mirror reports that the band will walk away from live performances after they headline next summer's Glastonbury Festival in the U.K.
The Stones are set to headline the prestigious music festival, which can attract up to 175,000 fans, for the first time. Why next summer? It's a big year for the British boys.
"The Stones always considered '63 to be 50 years, because Charlie didn't actually join until January," said Keith Richards, guitarist of the band and rumored to live forever (Though he definitely looks his age, Richards also looked 68 twenty years ago.) Richards also hinted that the original bassist of the group, Bill Wyman, may join the group during their "final" show. Wyman originally left the group in 1992.
"All four members have agreed that next year is the right time to have one final hurrah and put on the gig of their lives," gossiped an insider to The Mirror. "It's a case of now or never, and obviously Glastonbury is the most important festival on the circuit. Everybody's incredibly excited... it's a final bow."
Mick Jagger, the 68-year-old lead singer of the group (and inspiration for many things in pop culture, including Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera's hit, "Moves Like Jagger",) apparently doesn't want to be away from his family for too long, as another world tour would likely be quite taxing--physically and mentally. At 71, drummer Charlie Watts, never a fan of touring, is tired of having a life on the road, while guitarist Ronnie Wood, 65, hinted that the band may be up for a comeback, leaving fans confused about the future ambitions of The Rolling Stones.
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